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Political Science Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Offered on campus

Pursue Politics in Downtown Pittsburgh

Point Park University's political science program in the School of Arts & Sciences gives you the flexibility to design a degree to meet your specific needs while preparing you for law school or a career in government, journalism, business or education.

Concentration Options

Our political science curriculum reflects a diverse liberal arts background and allows you to concentrate in one of the following areas:

  • Government and law
  • International studies

As a political science major, you'll be encouraged to complete internships, which will provide you with practical, real-world experience and give you an advantage as you enter your chosen career field.

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Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the political science major including:

  • American Foreign Policy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Global Governance
  • Global Social Change
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • International Relations
  • Law and Society
  • Nationalism
  • Theories of Justice

Career Options

With a political science degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Archivist
  • Government official
  • Politician
  • Lobbyist
  • Urban planner
  • Law enforcement official
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Foreign service officer